KAUST Launches Saudi Center for Developing Medical Vaccine Proteins

Sunday, 16 December, 2018 - 11:00
Asharq Al-Awsat

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) launched on Saturday the Saudi Center for Manufacturing and Developing Medical Vaccine Proteins, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

The project, the first of its kind in the Middle East, will be established in partnership with Research Products Development Co. (RDP Innovations) and SaudiVax.

The center will manufacture vaccines, which will be the first line of defense against epidemics in the Kingdom, such as coronavirus which causes the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV).

The new establishment will be located at KAUST research complex and is set to host several leading local and international research and development (R&D) firms.

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